Catching an Uber can be a cheaper alternative than hailing a black cab. That doesn’t mean the savings have to stop there though. Check out these cool money saving tips to cut the costs of your next ride even further.
Are you a Barclaycard banking customer? Well, good news if you are! Thanks to their exclusive loyalty programme, you can earn free rides when you use a Barclaycard to pay. For every 10 trips you take you'll be rewarded with one free ride up to £15. Rides taken in any of the 450+ cities around the world will count towards your total, but the free ride is only redeemable in the UK. What are you waiting for? Get riding!
There’s nothing worse than getting ready to leave the house, ordering your Uber and seeing the fare surge is almost doubling the cost of your journey. No matter how much of a rush you’re in, it’s easy to avoid overspending. Fare surges normally die die within five or ten minutes. Depending on how busy it is, waiting until regular fares resume will definitely be worth it.
As a little thanks for busy NHS staff at Christmas, Uber offers two free rides or two free Uber Eats meals between 23rd December and 27th December. Simply register with your NHS email address to verify your eligibility, download the app and add your unique promo code emailed to you from Uber in the 'promo codes' section.
Uber offers a free information session in some of the big cities across the UK. Current session locations include London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Portsmouth. This is an ideal opportunity to find out more about Uber or if you’re unsure and have any questions where you’d rather speak to someone directly.
Buy an Uber gift card through the website or app. The minimum spend is £10, and can be the perfect gift for those close to you. After all, nothing says a good friend more than making sure your loved ones get home safely.